Michael Shannon

May 18, 2015
The prime motivators for legislators flying in first are extra legroom, free meals, attentive stewardess, and free booze. But an often-overlooked benefit is the vastly reduced chance of being pinned next to the window with a taxpayer.

May 13, 2015
There is never a tax drought in California. The latest leftist assault on California pocketbooks involves significantly altering one of the few pro–taxpayer laws on the books and turning it into another pro–taxes statute.

May 11, 2015
In a nutshell, all Democrats, and a disturbing number of Republican members of Congress, didn’t want to experience the Obamacare bill to find out what was in it, even though an amendment passed by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R–Iowa, required them to participate.

May 1, 2015
The volunteers in our military aren’t stupid. Daily they see the PC rot that has infected Pentagon leadership and the result is depressing. In the past, there was nothing like victory to improve an army’s morale, but this administration is only good at winning elections.

Apr 24, 2015
The USDA contends 36 pounds of food per person is wasted each month because easily frightened consumers are tossing groceries based on pessimistic expiration dates.

Apr 17, 2015
Privatize veteran’s medical care by selling all the VA hospitals to private buyers. Then give vets a federal credit card good for medical care and let them decide where to get treatment.

Apr 10, 2015
In states run by Republicans welfare spending is evolving from a permanent chaise lounge back to a temporary safety net as originally intended.

Apr 2, 2015
When you're just an entry in a database , rightly or wrongly , you're no longer an individual to the federal government. You're just another data point stored somewhere on a government hard drive.

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